PACE to send mission to monitor Azerbaijani elections
France, Strasbourg, June 21 / Trend A.Maharramli /
PACE decided to send a 30-person mission to Azerbaijan to observe the parliamentary elections at a meeting today, President Mevlud Cavusoglu said at a news conference dedicated to the organization's summer session.
"We received an invitation from the Azerbaijani government to take part in the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan as observers," he said. "Today, the bureau decided at a meeting to send an observer mission consisting of 30 individuals to Azerbaijan to monitor the parliamentary elections. In this connection, a commission will be established to observe the elections. In addition, we will establish an observer mission consisting of five people that will arrive in Azerbaijan a month before the election. Fair, transparent and democratic parliamentary elections would mark a decade of Azerbaijan's membership in the structure."
Parliamentary elections will be held in Azerbaijan in fall 2010. Previous elections were held in November 2005. Elections are held according to the majority system in Azerbaijan's 125 constituencies.
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